220sqm modular screen
Vast LED wall at the SSE Hydro Arena
ADI have provided modular LED screen solutions and remote production on a number of occasions for the World Gymnastics Championships, including the first ever competition to be hosted in Scotland which was held at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena.
The best gymnasts on the international circuit competed for medals during the competition, which was televised on the BBC. With an audience of 70,000 attending the event over four days, a large screen solution was required to communicate live scores, footage and replays – in addition to creating high production values.
To maximise viewing opportunities inside the arena, a large 220sqm modular LED screen was installed across the length of the competition floor in the venue, positioned opposite the main spectator grandstand. The screen formed the full backdrop for the event and was used in multiple modes offering a range of inputs from performance times, video feeds and live coverage from the event broadcaster.
The use of one large modular screen was a new concept for the World Gymnastics Championships which had previously used single screens for either live footage or schedules. ADI used a Spyder production system which allowed up to 16 different windows to be displayed on the screen with a moving video background. With six apparatus in use at the same time by the gymnasts, the screen could show live coverage and schedules for each area.
A 10mm modular LED product was specified since it would provide excellent image quality and clarity for the audiences in attendance. Four ADI production staff worked throughout the event to mix the content and graphics for the screen on a bespoke portable production unit which was built and derigged on-site.